DISTANT DRUMS RV RESORT at CAMP VERDE, AZ
DISTANT DRUMS RV RESORT at CAMP VERDE, AZ
DISTANT DRUMS RV RESORT at CAMP VERDE, AZ
DISTANT DRUMS RV RESORT at CAMP VERDE, AZ
DISTANT DRUMS RV RESORT at CAMP VERDE, AZ
DISTANT DRUMS RV RESORT at CAMP VERDE, AZ
DISTANT DRUMS RV RESORT at CAMP VERDE, AZ
DISTANT DRUMS RV RESORT at CAMP VERDE, AZ
DISTANT DRUMS RV RESORT at CAMP VERDE, AZ

Distant Drums RV Resort

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583 W Middle Verde Rd
Camp Verde, AZ 86322

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GOOD SAM RATING (?)
Facility

10

Restrooms

10

Appeal

10

How to Read Good Sam Directory Ratings

The three-number rating that accompanies each campground listing in the directory gives readers an at-a-glance assessment of a campground's amenities, cleanliness and environment.

How to read the Good Sam Rating 10/10 /10.
All three ratings categories are measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best.Less than 1 percent of parks or campgrounds receive the coveted 10 / 10 / 10 rating, which indicates superior facilities that are well maintained, clean, well-appointed restrooms and a highly appealing appearance.Campgrounds are inspected annually by dedicated RVers like you.

Completeness of facilities

10 / 10 / 10
The first campground rating evaluates completeness and quality of facilities.In this category we rate interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance.

Cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms and showers

10 / 10 / 10
The second rating category concerns the cleanliness and physical characteristics of toilets, walls, showers, sinks/counters/mirrors and floor. If a park achieves a full point in each of the above, it receives a star (), indicating exceptionally clean restrooms.

Also rated are physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.

Visual Appeal and Environmental Quality

10 / 10 / 10

This category addresses the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.

COME ENJOY CLEAN QUIET RV RESORT
Distant Drums RV Resort just south of Sedona, across the freeway from Cliff Castle Casino. Full hookups, cable TV, spotless private showers, laundry room, heated pool & jacuzzi, exercise room & full event center. FREE WI-FI.

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Card(s) Accepted:
Debit, Discover, Visa, Master Card
Last Year's Rate:
$36 to $44
Season:
Open All Year
Elevation:
3,278 ft (999.1344 m)

Facility

Type (RV Resort)
Dump Station
Partial Handicap Access
Emergency Phone

Policies

Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Pets Welcome
No Tents

Sites

Total Spaces (156)
Spaces Available (130)
Width (22)
Max Length (77)
Paved Sites (130)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Seasonal Sites
Big Rig Sites
Full Hookups (130)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (10)
Pull-thru Size (22 x 77)
Back-ins (35 x 44)
Room for Slideouts (Yes)
Site Length (77)
Patios
Table at Site
Trash Pickup at Site

Internet

WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi Hotspot
WiFi at Park
WiFi at Park Supports Mobile Devices
WiFi Hotspots (3)
4 Devices supported per Overnite Site
130 Sites with WiFi

Recreational Facilities

Heated Pool
Hot Tub
Horseshoes
Rec Hall
Game Room
Planned Activities
Pavilion
Exercise Room
Nature Trails

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (Paved)
Restroom and Showers
Laundry
RV Supplies
Metered LP Gas
Ice
Escort to Site
Cable
RV Storage
Restrooms

Discounts

AAA Discount
Military Discount
Good Sam Discount
Customer Reviews:
Distant Drums RV Resort
Avg Rating 4.43 Distant Drums RV Resort (14) Reviews
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interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
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cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
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the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: April, 2015
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Distant Drums is a great RV park! All the staff here is amazing, and very helpful. There is a free shuttle that runs to and from the casino. The dog run is large, and the pool and grounds are well kept.
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Date of Stay: June, 2015
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We love this place. Any time we are heading north out of Phoenix we stay here if space is available. The Good Sam ratings of 10/10/10 are well deserved. Clean, very well kept, overlooking the Verde Valley. Large private bathroom/shower rooms.
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Date of Stay: February, 2016
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Stayed at this resort 2/28-3/2/2016. My overall rating is based on several facts: 1) the spaces are way too close together on the upper end of the park. Below the pool, they are much better. 2) the hot tub was not working, nor was the pool heated until after the hot tub was working, which was on the last day of out stay 3) the laundry room was totally unacceptable. Fifty percent of the washers and dryers were barely working (signs on them indicating light loads only) We did put one load of clothes through and the washer stopped before the first spin...which seems to me an indication that they are not maintaining or replacing the equipment as needed. 4) the shower rooms are un-ventilated. If you want to use a handicapped shower room, the office will have to be notified so they will keep one unlocked. The office staff were not friendly and had absolutely no knowledge of the surrounding area and no visitor information brochures that were helpful. We will not be returning to this resort.
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Date of Stay: November, 2015
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We stayed 2 nights in a back in site. We used full hookups. Wifi was available and very good. The staff was very helpful and courteous including parking assistance and daily garbage pickup. A casino is nearby that offers free shuttle service as well as RV parking.
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Date of Stay: October, 2015
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Love this park, entire staff is always fantastic and very accommodating. Great selection of sites to choose from. Lots of sites Big Rig friendly. Some pull-thru's however are set up for facing your fellow camper so if you plan to stay a few days make sure you will like your neighbor ;-) Large doggy park, my only request would be a some grass for the dogs instead of all gravel.
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Date of Stay: May, 2015
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Absolutely marvelous RV Park. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and riding our motorcycle through some very beautiful country. Will definitely place this park in our "YES" column to visit again
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Date of Stay: March, 2016
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This is a fabulous RV park.. The park is very clean. The showers are military clean.. Lots of things to do in the area.. Sedona, Cottonwood, Jerome, Prescott & there is a casino right across the freeway & the park has a shuttle so you don't even have to drive... The staff are excellent!! The sites are concert pads with picnic tables.. So are not so level so be prepared with blocks.. Very dog friendly has a nice dog park. Great kitchen area that all guest can use.. I used it several times to cook so I did not have to heat up the RV.. Wifi good.. Cable could use an update not many channels..Would recommend this place over any in the area..
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Date of Stay: June, 2016
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Spent an overnight, but would go back and stay longer! Facilities were exceptional, staff as friendly and helpful. Sites and entire grounds were immaculately maintained!
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Date of Stay: May, 2016
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Distant Drums RV Resort is a 5-star resort when compared to other RV parks in and around the Sedona AZ area and other parks we've stayed at. It has paved streets, concrete pads, manicured grounds, and other amenities. However, I'd downgrade the 10-10-10 rating because the tile floors in the restrooms and showers did not appear to be cleaned on a regular basis, the hot tub was out of service, and the WiFi signal would occasionally become weak and drop you off-line. The laundry uses a laundry credit card and, often times, the card readers on the washers and dryers do not accept the laundry credit card. To use the laundry, you must go to the office, have them load X dollars onto a laundry credit card like a credit card, then, insert the laundry credit card into the washer/dryer to clean your clothes. It is very frustrating to use. I recommend you talk to the office staff and have them explain to you how to correctly hold and insert the card while standing on your head in order to get the card reader to accept the card. If you have money left on the card, then, you have to go back to the office and they'll reimburse you the balance of money on the card that you didn't use. The office staff told me they have a contract out for bid to convert the laundry over to coin operated machines by July 2016. As a result of the above, I would rate this RV Park 10/9.5/9.5
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Date of Stay: April, 2016
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Very nice park. They had someone showing us to our site and he made sure we were properly positioned and could set up easily. The park is close to 2 National Park Monuments, Tuzigoot and Montezuma Castle. Across the freeway is the Indian Casino this park is associated with. We had a very nice breakfast buffet. The only issue is that there is a gigantic neon sign pointing to the casino, and overlooking the park. It did not affect us as our site orientation had us so that there were no windows looking at the sign.
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Date of Stay: March, 2016
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RV Park did not have our reservation even though they sent us e-mail confirmation. Said sorry we don't have any place for you. Right hand didn't know what left was doing. Parking spotter went around camp and found site. Laundry card system was confusing and some machines did't work. No picnic table. Campground was nice.
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Date of Stay: March, 2016
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We had two great, one night stays. Good location, (although you can hear the freeway at times, it's not far to Sedona), private room showers were clean and a nice surprise. The sites are right next to each other but paved, clean and easy to access. Once you check in, a staff member will jump in a golf cart and help you get into your site. They have propane filling and a nice little dog park. Would recommend.
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Date of Stay: March, 2016
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It's all a matter of perspective and expectation. We expected and received: Easy access from freeway; free shuttle to casino; clean landscaping; litter pickup, site escort, warm pool, nice spa, dog park, large bathrooms; site lighting;
What we didn't receive was: more pull-through sites (10 for the entire park); front office efficiency (no email reservation confirmations because of misspelling our name. Payment confusion as our credit card was mixed up with someone else's who had a name that began just like ours. When we wanted to extend our stay it took them 24 hours to get back to us and we were told we'd have to move 1 site away. No problem. Except the site we moved out of was never occupied after we moved,) All of the pull-in or back-in sites include a patio. If you tow a vehicle, which most motorhomes do, your towed vehicle has to park on the patio. The customer service aspect was the most frustrating. The "we're busy" excuse got old.
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Date of Stay: November, 2015
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This is a nice campground, but it has some problems. The sites are unlevel. We needed to put blocks under our front wheels, and noticed that most of the other RVs have blocks or wood under theirs. The laundry is very strange. You need to go to the office and get a card (similar to a credit card). You have them load as much money on it as you think you'll need. Then you insert that into a slot on the washer or dryer. There is no compartment for your detergent. You have to put it directly on the clothes. There are 5 washers ($1.75) and 7 dryers ($1.75). Two of the washers and two of the dryers are for light loads only. There were no activities except for a pot luck on Thanksgiving, and they didn't post any notices about that. The only way I found out about it was when I went to the front desk to load money onto the card for the laundry. In the corner of the desk there was a sign-up sheet. I asked about it, and was told "Oh, yeah. We're going to have Thanksgiving dinner here in the activities room." We're not really happy with this park. Before we stay here again, we'll check to see if there is a nicer one near here.
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Directions

From Jct of I-17 & exit 289 (Montezuma Castle), NW 200 yards on Montezuma Castle Rd (L)